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Kamakura Temples and History Tour – Day Trip from Tokyo

9 Hours
up to 7 people
English ( Business ), French ( Native ), Japanese ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Located one hour away from Tokyo, Kamakura is a small city and a very popular tourist destination. Sometimes called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan, Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments: from the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the Hasedera Temple to the “Great Buddha Daibutsu” Kotokuin Temple. With all the modern and vintage cafes, the retro trains, the cozy shops will make you fall more in love with this historical and charming city!


Feel free to personalize this offer with Christophe.

  • 9:00 AM: Pick up at the hotel - We take the train to Kamakura from the nearest station.

  • 10:30 AM: Once we arrive, we head for the bustling street - Komachi-Dori and try handy street snacks which you can enjoy while strolling down the street.

  • 11:00 AM: Visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, where you enter through massive red torii gates and stroll around the beautiful ponds.

  • 12:00 PM: Hokokuji Temple, well-known for its bamboo grove and a Japanese style cafe inside the garden where you can enjoy the fresh green tea and the view of bamboos.

  • 1:00 PM: Lunch - Japanese cuisine restaurants (decide on the day).

  • 1:50 PM: A ride on the famous Enoden train that runs through Kanagawa Prefecture, from the traditional city of Kamakura to the island of Enoshima.

  • 2:20 PM: Explore Hasedera Temple - famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.

  • 3:20 PM: At the “Great Buddha Daibutsu” Kotokuin Temple, stop for photos in front of the biggest Buddha statue in Japan.

  • 4:30 PM: Tour ends - Arrive at 6:00 PM in Tokyo.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel or major station in Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

•Guide and translation fee.
•Hotel pick up in Tokyo area.

What‘s not included

•Transportation fee during this tour: 2500yen~ per person for you and guide.
•Lunch for you and guide.
•Entrance fee for your guide:
Kotokuin Temple: 220yen per person, Hasedera Temple: 300yen per person, Hokokuji Temple: 200yen per person

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Delphine Delphine Australia ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Parfaite decouverte de Tokyo ”

Notre journee a la decouverte de Tokyo avec Christophe etait passionante! Nous avons explore les jardins, marches et temples. Une journee bien remplie. Parfait pour visiter Tokyo pour la premiere fois.


Merci beaucoup pour votre gentil petit message. Malgré le temps que nous avons eu rien nous a interrompu de faire une bonne balade et j ai été très heureux de pouvoir eux l occasions de vous faire connaissance et j espère bien vous revoir quand vous reveniez au Japon. Merci encore et à bientôt. ありがとうございました? Christophe

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